President Obama was at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig, Philippines, on Tuesday, during the last leg of his four-nation tour through the Asia-Pacific region. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Until 1944, presidential press conferences were exclusively attended by white reporters. That same year, Roosevelt became the first president to invite a black journalist — Harry McAlpin — to one. Getty Images hide caption

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Lilly Ledbetter speaks at the White House on Tuesday, during an event marking Equal Pay Day. President Obama announced new executive actions to strengthen enforcement of equal pay laws for women. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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President Obama arrives in the Rose Garden on Tuesday to trumpet 7.1 million signups under the Affordable Care Act. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor speaks to reporters at his Little Rock campaign headquarters on Feb. 28. A minimum wage increase on the ballot alongside Pryor could give Democrats more of a reason to show up on Election Day. Danny Johnston/AP hide caption

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